TMG Unfiltered

How to Not Suck at Cooking

An episode of TMG Unfiltered

By Two Market Girls
Kat and Dev from the vegan blog/YouTube channel 'Two Market Girls' take to the airwaves to discuss life beyond the blog, including social media, tech, photography, vegan lifestyle, and more.
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The Viet Vegan Co-hosts the News and Sh*t Gets Real
It's another all news episode, but this time we have a special co-anchor- Lisa from The Viet Vegan! We're talking IKEA cheeseburgers, Australia's new law to protect animals, Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard's new vegan ad campaign, and more! Support Us on Patreon: News Topics: 1. IKEA cheeseburger  2. Christmas Specialty Foods  3. Billie Eilish Tour Goes Green  4. Just Salad Gets Rid of Beef  5. Australia Recognizes Animals as Sentient Beings  6. Nestle Launches Bacon and Cheese  7. Lightlife's New Ad Campaign  8. Chipotle Meatless Monday Rewards 
October 14, 2019
We're Hot and We're Cold
Time for another TMG weather debate... we're talking all things Fall and trying to agree on the optimal temperature for happiness. But first! In the news, a hybrid burger, NYC meat ban, and a message from Billie Eilish and Woody Harrelson.  In the News: Cannabis Cafe  NYC Schools Ban Processed Meat The Hybrid Burger Billie and Woody's message Science Vs Episodes: Veganism Non-Dairy Milk
October 7, 2019
How Many Protein Patties Are Too Many Protein Patties?
It’s an all news episode! We’re talking burgers, burgers, and more burgers. Or as Trader Joe’s likes to call them- Protein Patties. We’ve also got some vegan makeup news, vitamins to try, and a trip to Disney to plan. 1. Hilary Duff vegan make up  2. Wal-mart vegan gummy vitamins  3. Nestle awesome burger 4. Disney goes vegan  5. Trader Joe's burgers  6. Taco restaurant goes vegetarian  7. McDonald's Beyond Burger 
October 1, 2019
There's a New Plant-Based Jerky in Town
It's an all news episode and it's not just about Tim Horton's! It's been an exciting week of news in the vegan world, so we had a lot to discuss. Everything from a new variety of plant-based jerky, to Ellen's ask for less meat, and even a sexy vegan burger costume.  News Articles Referenced: 1. Panago chick'n tenders 2. Fake meat too processed? 3. Tim Horton's phasing out Beyond Meat 4. Wendy's demands 5. Kellogg's Jerky  6. Ellen on eating less meat  7. Saskatchewan Roughriders vs A&W 8. Jamba Juice gets Oatly  9. Beyond Burger costume 
September 23, 2019
Help Us Get Our Sh*t Together
With a new season starting and the final few months of the year ahead of us, we figured it's a good time to step back and figure out what routines and habits we want to focus on in order to finish the year strong. In news, we discuss the announcement of some new vegan products and Joaquin Phoenix's visit to Toronto.  Support us on Patreon: News Articles: Nestle's Vegan Beef: Incogmeato: Joaquin Phoenix in Toronto:
September 16, 2019
Food For Thought ft. Russell from Rollercoaster Vegan
When foodies unite! Russell (aka Rollercoaster Vegan) joins us to talk all things food. We pick his brain about what's been like being vegan for 10 years, how he learned to celebrate food, where to get the best tacos in LA, and how he uses food and Instagram to advocate for veganism. Support us on Patreon: Follow Russell:
September 9, 2019
Let's Talk Tofu
Tofu has a bit of a bad rep, so we decided it was time to make a case for why tofu deserves more love! From the taste and texture, to the speculation around the side of effects of soy consumption- we're discussing the common arguments for and against this plant-based protein. Support us on Patreon: Articles referenced: 5 Myths About Soy You Probably Still Believe: Straight Talk About Soy: Stop Mocking Vegans:
September 2, 2019
Where Do Recipes Come From?
It's time to have the talk. It's time we told you where recipes come from. As requested by one of our Patrons, we're discussing how we come up with recipes for our blog. Why do so many of Dev's involve buffalo sauce? How does Kat really feel about following trends? 
August 26, 2019
PSA: You're Using Your Fridge Wrong
It's time we had the talk. The talk about how to manage your refrigerator properly to optimize its technology and minimize food waste. In the news, we're also talking Subway's new plant-based meatball subs, the success of Dr. Martens vegan boots, the spread of Impossible Foods to schools and hospitals, and a new line of plant-based meats from the world's largest pork provider.  Support us on Patreon:
August 19, 2019
Are We Vegan Enough?
Time for a little self-evaluation... Are we good enough vegans? Is it wrong that we don't tell people they should go vegan? What if we don't raise our kids vegan? It can be tricky figuring out what works for you when it comes to being vegan. Our approach might be a little unorthodox, but it's what works for us. Support us on Patreon:
August 12, 2019
Body Positivity and Diet Culture
After seeing a story online about plates being sold at Macy's that advocated eating smaller portions in order to fit into skinny jeans, we got into a discussion about the toxic trends in diet culture and what we can do to contribute to body positivity. 
August 5, 2019
What It's Really Like Being Vegan and Pregnant ft. Tory Halpin
We sit down with local vegan blogger and Instagrammer Tory Halpin to learn what it's really like to be vegan and pregnant. We discuss everything from how her doctors reacted to what's changed about her diet since becoming pregnant. 
July 29, 2019
Should We Be Competing or Collaborating with Other Bloggers?
First things first, we discuss the new Beyond Meat burger that Tim Horton's recently introduced. The fast food excitement continues with confirmation that KFC's plant-based 'chicken' burger is actually in existence, in Toronto at least. Then we move on to analyzing the current state of social media including bloggers collaborating with each other over competing, long form vs short form content, and authenticity vs aesthetics. 
July 22, 2019
That Time Kombucha Exploded All Over Our Podcast
It's time for a kombucha taste test! Kat recently visited Montreal and brought back 7 different kinds of kombucha for us to try. All was going well until one got a little too excited about being opened... We also answered some ice breaker questions in between drinks.
July 15, 2019
Dear Arby's, No One Wants Your Meat Carrot (+ Would You Rather Q&A)
In this episode, we've got some vegan news topics to cover and a Would You Rather Q&A! Arby's recently ran a marketing campaign featuring a carrot made out of meat to signify their thoughts on the plant-based meat trend, so we share our thoughts on that. Tyson Foods released "chicken nuggets" and "burgers" that use the phrase 'plant-based' in deceiving ways. As far as good news goes, Pizza Pizza adds vegan pepperoni and chorizo to their selection of vegan pizza options! Our Would You Rather Q&A segment features the possibility of changing genders every year, being an introverted genius vs an extroverted idiot, and the debate over eating a rancid steak vs a human liver... things get seriously unfiltered.
July 8, 2019
Why We Aren't Vegan Activists
Do we want to help get more people interested in veganism? Yes! Do we consider ourselves Vegan Activists? No. Some might call us bad vegans for saying this, but we aren't fans of the traditional and extreme activism that can be common in the vegan community. Instead, we vouch for a different method of appealing to non-vegans.  
July 1, 2019
PSA: Grilling Isn't Just for Meat
Kat wants everyone to re-think their relationship with their grill and make the most of it this summer! We challenge the notion that grilling is just for meat and share all the other foods that you might not expect to grill well and taste so damn delicious.
June 24, 2019
Troubles Travelling with Non-Vegans
We discuss what struggles we've had when travelling to unfamiliar places as a vegan, as well as the challenges that come from travelling with non-vegans. Can you just live off of granola bars? How can you finesse the menu at non-vegan restaurants? Where should we travel to next? 
June 17, 2019
Are We a Couple? Answering Audience Assumptions
Are we in a relationship? Is Dev secretly a really good cook? Did we drool over Gaz Oakley when we met him? We asked our viewers what assumptions they've had about us and responded to them all. Find out which ones were true and which ones were completely shocking to us! 
June 10, 2019
The Truth About Vegan Cheese
Most non-vegans see cheese as the great big mystery of veganism. How can someone possibly live their life without dairy cheese?! We discuss the vegan cheeses that satisfy our cravings and how to approach the phrase "I could never live without cheese."
June 3, 2019
Why is Tim Horton's Hiding the Beyond Meat Breakfast Sandwich?
Beyond Meat drama! Canadian coffee franchise Tim Horton's announced a vegan breakfast sandwich with Beyond Meat patties, but won't tell anyone where they're available. Meat farmers in Canada are protesting the labeling of Beyond Meat as it might confuse consumers in grocery stores. And finally, on a more positive note- President's Choice (a Canadian food company) have released a new line of plant-based products that we're eager to try!
May 28, 2019
The Best and Worst Parts of Food Festivals
With food festival season officially underway, we got to talking about the best and worst parts of food festivals. We love a good festival, but we've learned some hacks to prepare for some of the not-so-good things that you might experience at them. Also, find out which festivals we're planning to attend!
May 20, 2019
Instagram Updates We Love and Hate
We talk about some of the latest updates Instagram has launched, including hiding how many likes a photo has, Creator profiles, and quizzes! With these updates, come impacts to brands, creators, and users- some positive and some negative but we share how we hope the platform continues to evolve to benefit everyone.
May 14, 2019
We're making a cookbook!
We spend this episode brainstorming about some upcoming projects that we're very excited to get working on, including an e-cookbook and a possible vegan travel web series. 
May 6, 2019
How Should Vegan Companies Market to Non-Vegans (The JUST Egg Drama)
When a vegan company served their plant-based egg substitute alongside non-vegan foods at an event, they received some heavy backlash from the vegan community. We share our thoughts on the company's choices, how they responded, and how vegans reacted. 
April 29, 2019
Dear Food Bloggers, Stop Being So Extra
When it comes to food blogging, sometimes the food and content you see bloggers post can get a little far from being realistic for the average person. Who really has time to make their own non-dairy milk all the time?! We discuss our thoughts on trying to be more authentic and show that veganism and food blogging doesn't have to involve making everything from scratch and having picture perfect meals all the time.
April 15, 2019
The Movies and Shows That Make Us Who We Are
When we're not cooking, these are the movies and shows we're probably watching. They make us laugh, cry, and sometimes question our taste in entertainment. 
April 9, 2019
Should pets be vegan?
Some people believe it isn't vegan to own pets, others feel that their pets should be vegan just like them. On this episode we're talking about all things animals and veganism- everything from zoos and aquariums, to vegan dogs and animals in show biz. 
April 1, 2019
More Vegan YouTubers Quit Veganism and Impossible Foods Lies About Using Dairy
In another edition of trending vegan news, we're discussing the announcement that Rawvana and Raw Alignment, two well known vegan YouTubers, are no longer vegan. We also discuss the scandal between Impossible Foods and Vegan Zombie, where the company lied about dairy being in samples that were serving at Expo West. 
March 24, 2019
Not Your Typical Healthy Vegans
A common assumption about veganism is that being vegan automatically means you only eat healthy food, but we don't fit that stereotype very well. We embrace junk food and don't really relate to the typical wellness-focused vegan personas. We discuss why it's a good thing to increase awareness about the junk food side of veganism and how we approach a balanced diet.
March 18, 2019
Canada has a Tofu Shortage?! Trending Vegan News
We discuss some recent trending news in the vegan world including the UK Dairy industry vs plant-based cheese shop La Fauxmagerie, Califia Farms' new Uber Milk, PETA vs Steve Irwin, PETA puts a spy camera in the Oscars swag bags, Canada runs out of Tofu, and all the new vegan products coming to Canada.  
March 5, 2019
What's Our Dream Food Truck to Own? (Unfiltered Q&A)
We've had A LOT of food truck ideas and we share some of them in this episode as we answer a bunch of questions from our audience. Everything from how we manage our blog and YouTube channel, to our travel bucket lists.
February 26, 2019
Can Vegans Watch Cooking Shows with Meat?
As content creators and foodies, we love watching cooking shows and appreciate all kinds of food based content... even if it contains meat. We often worry about being criticized for this fact.
February 18, 2019
What Happens When a Vegan Accidentally Eats Meat
Accidents happen. The fact is no vegan is perfect. We've all suffered through that unfortunate realization when you've unknowingly eaten something that's not vegan. So what do you do? Even more, what do you do once you know it's not vegan? Do you keep eating it?
February 12, 2019
How We Create Our Vegan Recipes
Neither of us are professionally trained chefs, but we love food and we love creating vegan recipes. So, how do we do it? In this episode, we explore how we come up with our recipe ideas, what's involved in testing, and how we've dealt with our cooking failures.
February 4, 2019
Supporting Bonny Rebecca
After YouTuber Bonny Rebecca revealed she's no longer vegan because of a long battle with health issues, she faced intense backlash from the vegan community. We support Bonny's decision to put her health first and feel all the negative criticism is unwarranted. On this episode we share our thoughts and why we're questioning whether we want to still be associated with this community.
January 28, 2019
Is Blogging Still Relevant?
With all these social media platforms dominating everyone's time and attention, is there still value in having a blog? We think yes and we'll explain why in this episode but just remember- your blog is the one place that you own. If Instagram shuts down tomorrow, your blog would still be there because you control it.
January 21, 2019
The Impact One Vegan Can Have on the World
Ever questioned if your veganism is really making a difference? We're addressing those doubts with a discussion on the environmental impacts of one person going vegan, as well as the trickle down effects of being the token vegan. Sometimes it's all the little things that can lead to making a difference in the long run. 
January 14, 2019
Motherless Meats and Other Food Trend Predictions for 2019
New year, new food trends right? From motherless meats to the next fad diet, we're discussing some of the food trends that have been predicted for 2019. We also share what trends we'd like to see gain popularity and if the food we create for our blog will follow any trends this year.
January 7, 2019
Turning Our Blog into a Business
Before the new year starts, we're taking some time to assess our ambitions. Inspired by fellow YouTubers and Podcasters Colin and Samir, we answer questions from a personal vision worksheet to figure out where we want to be and how to get there.
December 31, 2018
How to Prepare for Going Vegan
Time for the truth about going vegan- our advice, experiences, and challenges. 
December 25, 2018
Unplugging for the Holidays
In a world where it feels like we always have to be 'on', is it still possible to unplug during the holidays? We discuss our struggles with taking some time offline and figure out how to get better at it so we can truly enjoy the holidays without worrying about missing any Instagram post.
December 18, 2018
Holiday Baking and Christmas Themed Would You Rather?
After debating which holiday cookies are the best, we turn to some Christmas themed Would You Rather? questions to further fuel our discussion on this wonderful time of year.
December 10, 2018
Christmas Traditions - The Good, the Bad, and the Debatable
Love em or hate em, everyone seems to have their own set of traditions this time of year. Kat and Dev discuss their favourite traditions and new ones they want to start.
December 4, 2018
How to Choose Gifts for Vegans
As if holiday shopping isn't already stressful enough, shopping for a vegan when you're not a vegan can quickly become overwhelming. On the other hand, as a vegan shopping for non-vegans, it can be difficult when the gifts people want go against your beliefs.
November 27, 2018
Are We Addicted to Our Phones?
Have you ever stopped to consider how much time you spend on your phone? We discuss our phone habits, how much phone time is too much, and what phone activity is really justified as opposed to just wasted time. Stay tuned for the follow-up episode!
November 20, 2018
Foods We Used to Hate
Everyone remembers the one olive that made them love olives right? At some point in our lives we go from hating a food to loving or loving a food to hating it and that's what this episode is all about. Thank you to Jessica for the topic suggestion!
November 16, 2018
What is a Snack?
Another TMG debate! At what point does a snack become a meal? What's considered a snack and what isn't? We have some trouble agreeing on this debate, but we learn a lot about our eating habits.
November 4, 2018
All Things Halloween
In honour of Halloween this week, we're talking about our favourite halloween memories, movies, and costumes.
October 30, 2018
For the Love of Podcasts-Why We Started a Podcast
A podcast about podcasts- how meta. We're sharing why we started our podcast, what we love about podcasts, and our favourite podcasts that we listen to.
October 23, 2018
Confessions of a Food Waste Problem
We have a confession... we have committed food waste crimes. As much as we love food, we're still learning how to buy, cook, and store food in ways that ensure it gets used up before it goes bad. These are our confessions and hopefully a step towards reducing this problem.
October 16, 2018
TMG Debates: Which season is the best?
Kat is a fall/winter person, Dev is a spring/summer person. It's an ongoing debate between them over which season is better. On this episode, they're hashing it out and debating their opposing opinions.
October 8, 2018
Extremely Unfiltered Q&A with The Viet Vegan and Meat Free Athlete
While enjoying a cottage weekend away with our vegan squad we took some time to do a Q&A discussion featuring Lisa from The Viet Vegan and Anne-Marie from Meat Free Athlete. It doesn't get more unfiltered than this.
October 2, 2018
Food Blog Photo and Video Editing for Beginners
Continuing our conversation on creating content for food blogs. This time we're diving into the editing side of food photography and videography. What editing softwares we use, our typical work flow, and tips for beginners.
September 24, 2018
How to Get Started with Videography and Photography for Food Blogging
We love making videos and shooting photos just as much as we love eating delicious food, but how did we get started doing what we do? We're sharing our tips for beginners, what we've learned, and our biggest struggles.
September 18, 2018
Craziest Hypothetical Questions Vegans Get Asked
It seems like everyone's favourite game to play with vegans is the hypothetical questions game. What you eat meat if... We share some of the strangest questions we've been asked, as well as some tips for answering them.
September 10, 2018
How to Host a Party with Non-Vegans
So you wanna have a dinner party but not all your friends are vegan? It can be tricky figuring out how to please everyone, but we shared some tips for making it work.
September 3, 2018
Special Edition: Would You Rather? Episode
Would you rather give up vegan cheese for the rest of your life or give up... Well you'll just have to listen to find out as we play a game of Would You Rather?
August 29, 2018
How We Grew Our Channel to 5k Subs in 1 Year
What does it take to grow a YouTube channel? It's simple; hard work and determination. But sometimes there can be downsides to a channel growing too large. We share why we love being a small channel and what our goals are for the future of Two Market Girls.
August 20, 2018
How to Cottage with Non-Vegans
Going to a cottage or lake house can be one of the most relaxing vacations to take, but navigating the menu when it's a mix of vegans and non-vegans can sometimes be troublesome. The good news is we've done it before and we're sharing some tips to help ensure things go smoothly.
August 13, 2018
In the News: Parkdale vs Vegandale, and Kalel vs Vegans
We share our thoughts on some current vegan headlines. A neighbourhood in Toronto known as Parkdale has been rallying against a vegan chain of businesses that call themselves Vegandale, who also have some strongly worded branding that is rubbing some vegans the wrong way. Then, YouTuber and well-known vegan Kalel advocated against perfectionism in veganism by admitting her weaknesses and struggle to feel a part of the community. Her message was met with some support and a lot of criticism
August 7, 2018
Plastic Free Problems
On this episode, we share how we've been making changes to reduce our plastic waste and what struggles we've encountered as we incorporate more reusable items into our every day routines.
July 30, 2018
The Beyond Meat Burger and Being the “Perfect” Vegan
Kat and Dev from Two Market Girls discuss the mixed opinions regarding A&W’s nation-wide release of the Beyond Burger in Canada and why the pressure of being the perfect vegan is dangerous to the progress of the vegan movement.
July 23, 2018
Confessions of Two Junk Food Vegans
Veganism is not always about eating healthy. There's plenty of vegan junk food out there and we love to indulge. Sometimes there's guilt associated with eating unhealthy food, but we still do and we're sharing how we maintain balance instead of ignoring our cravings.
July 16, 2018
Grocery Shopping Horrors and Hacks
When it comes to grocery shopping, we have a love/hate relationship with it. Sometimes it's a lot of fun, other times it just brings out the worst in everyone. We share some of our tips and how to limit the bad trips.
July 9, 2018
How We Really Feel About Being Canadian
From common Canadian stereotypes to the things we'd change about our country, we talk all things Canada in honour of Canada Day.
July 3, 2018
Travel Tips for Vegans
Travelling as a vegan can be lots of fun because you get to explore all the local vegan options available in different places. But it can also be overwhelming at times! We put together some vegan travel tips to help with everything from navigating airport food, to discovering local vegan products.
June 25, 2018
How to Survive Vegan Food Festivals
We don't mess around at food festivals, it's serious business. We try to experience as much new food as possible while still watching our budget and conquering the crowds. These are our pro tips!
June 21, 2018
Vegan Kitchen Essentials
Cooking and creating delicious vegan dishes becomes so much easier when you have the right tools to do it. We discuss the items every vegan kitchen needs, as well as the things that are just nice to have.
June 11, 2018
Is pie better than cake? TMG Unfiltered Q&A Edition
Are aliens vegan? Have we ever dined and dashed? What's our favourite food to cook? Get to know us a bit better as we answer a bunch of randomly generated questions.
June 4, 2018
Food Blog Side Hustles ft. Plant Based Kristy & Love Wild Live Free
Vegan food bloggers Kristy LaPointe from Plant Based Kristy and Avra Epstein from Love Wild Live Free join us for an open discussion about managing a blog as a side hustle, imposter syndrome, navigating the vegan community, and the future of social media.
May 28, 2018
Fitness for Dummies
Some real talk about incorporating fitness into your life when you're not a workout guru. We know it's important to be active, but we also know it's hard as hell to turn it into a habit, so we share our honest and simple tips for getting your butt to the gym and learning to enjoy it.
May 21, 2018
The Struggle to Unplug and Unwind
Busy is a blessing, but burnout is real. Taking breaks is essential when you've got a lot on the go or find yourself getting too addicted to your phone and social media. We discuss how technology, culture, and personality all play a role in getting burnt out and how to recover from it.
May 14, 2018
Myths & Misconceptions: Veganism Edition
Whether you are a vegan, know a vegan, or have heard of veganism, you've probably developed some perception of what vegans are like based on things you've heard. Exaggerations and stereotypes are common, but how do we address those and inspire a more positive perception? Hint, we think food is the answer.
May 7, 2018
On the Road to Sustainability ft. Sustainabus
We discuss what it means to live sustainably and how to do so with Erik and Michael from Sustainabus. Together they are converting an old school bus into a completely sustainable tiny home to drive from Alaska to Argentina.
April 30, 2018
The Truth About A Vegan Social Life
Does going vegan make it harder to have a social life? Can you still have a social life at all if you go vegan? We discuss how our social lives are impacted by being vegan and how to navigate certain social situations so that you don't have to give up your social life.
April 23, 2018
Hacks for Developing Your Photography Style
In an Instagram world, how can you make your photos stand out? It's simple; style. But easier said than done. We share some of our tips and what we've learned about photography over the years.
April 17, 2018
The Millennial Job Market
Is the gig economy a good thing? Will we ever get benefits? What skills does it really take to thrive these days? An honest and optimistic conversation on the current state of the job market and the changing employment circumstances that millennials are facing.
April 10, 2018
How to Not Suck at Cooking
We compare our very different perspectives and skill levels when it comes to cooking. For anyone who struggles with cooking, we share how to get past failures in the kitchen and learn to love making food.
April 3, 2018
The Chronicles of Women on YouTube
What's it like to be a woman on YouTube? Is the future of YouTube female? As two women who run a YouTube channel and spend a fair amount of time watching YouTube, we couldn't ignore the conversation surrounding the difference between how women are represented compared to men.
March 27, 2018
A Love/Hate Relationship with Social Media
On this episode of TMG Unfiltered, Kat and Dev explore the world of social media. It is an incredibly powerful and beneficial form of communication, but can also be quite dangerous. The discussion explores the positives, the negatives, the question of authenticity, and what the future might hold.
March 19, 2018
The Wonderful World of Vlogging
On this episode of TMG Unfiltered, Kat and Dev discuss their thoughts on a popular form of content on YouTube known as "Vlogs". They share why they think it's so popular, what makes a good vlog, and the dangers of vlogging.
March 13, 2018
Vegan FAQs
In this episode of TMG Unfiltered we discuss all the frequently asked questions vegans get when people find out they're vegan.
March 13, 2018
How to Date a Non-Vegan
Dating can be complicated, but what about when one of you is vegan and the other isn't? Is it a deal breaker? Can it work out? We share our experiences and tips for making it work.
February 13, 2018
Welcome to TMG Unfiltered
Allow us to introduce ourselves! We're Kat and Dev from the vegan blog/YouTube channel 'Two Market Girls' and this is our podcast! We'll be discussing life beyond the blog including social media, photography, vegan lifestyle, and much more.
January 22, 2018
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